Where The Forest Meets The Sea...
Hythe is less than three miles from the forest where you can enjoy miles of tracks and trails to walk, cycle or explore by horse back. Pretty little villages and towns with thatched cottages and traditional pubs for a long leisurely lunch are just waiting to be discovered; as are a vast array of great days out such as the motor museum at Beaulieu, Exbury Gardens and Buckler's Hard for maritime enthusiasts.
For those who like to keep active, hire a bike and explore the areas many attractions, or hire a canoe at Calshot where you can also swim and sailboard (or simply relax on the beach!). Lepe Country Park also has a beach (both Lepe and Calshot are just six miles away), along with nice circular walks and opportunities for birdwatching.
Slightly further afield (just fifteen minutes by ferry from Hythe pier) is Southampton or head to the Isle of Wight for the day. Bournemouth is under an hour away with its golden sands and the cathedral cities of Salisbury and Winchester are too within each reach.
Whether you want to simply relax by the waters edge, or explore the many attractions of this beautiful part of Hampshire, Waterfront House provides a welcoming retreat.
Cycling in the
The New Forest is less than 3 miles away where you can walk free of hindrance from traffic, or comfortably cycle on the gravel tracks. Bicycle hire is available in either Hythe or Brockenhurst or the many other New Forest villages. Most shops will also have maps.
There is also in the area a wide variety of local pubs, restaurants and inns whether you are in one of the villages, the Marina or the Forest, Hythe being known as the village where the Forest meets the Sea
Waterside and Hythe Facilities
In the local area there are facilities for activities such as horse riding, golf, indoor swimming/sauna, track cycling and indoor rock climbing. See www.nfdc.gov.uk or www.calshot.com for more details.
On the Marina there is a public slipway which is free of charge and suitable for launching dinghies and small powerboats. See www.mdlmarinas.co.uk/mdl-hythe-guide for more details.
Heritage, Stately Homes and Gardens
Going back in history are the cathedral cities of Winchester and Salsbury and many of our guests like to visit these towns even if they are not particularly interested in cathedrals. Within the area are a number of famous gardens and stately homes such as Exbury (famous for rhodadendrans and azaleas.
Hythe and the Waterside was an area from which many military personnel embarked for the D-Day landing in 1944 and there are many relics of that struggle in the area both on the Waterside itself and also in the Forest.
The area has also a rich maritime history, the local pub in Hythe named after Lord Nelson. The name Hythe means a landing place and many famous liners such as Titanic and Queen Mary have hooted their farewell to these shores as they passed by Hythe pier.
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